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Moral-less PhilHealth

  BY ROBERT ROQUE     What the world did not know was that PhilHealth so improved our health services that we have about 5,000 130-year-old citizens on record. And Japan thought they had the oldest living person at 117 years old! Galing ng PhilHealth! Honestly, I didn’t expect this to come up in last Tuesday’s […]

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Lower power rates

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Lower power rates

  BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR.     If there is one good thing the pandemic brought to Filipinos, believe it or not, it helped lower current electricity rates. You see, the most significant component of a consumer’s monthly electricity bill comes from generation charges. Mer­alco was quick to the draw to invoke force majeure […]

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PhilHealth’s state of health

  BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR.   *   Officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corpora­tion (PhilHealth) face another series of legislative inquiries on fresh corruption allega­tions against its officials — for the nth time. PhilHealth officers may have gotten used to attend­ing congressional probes for various charges over the years. Some of them have […]

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China & ITLOS

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China & ITLOS

  BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR.   *   I find it appalling and humorous to read an article stating China has nominated one of its diplomats to fill in one of the vacant judges’ seats at the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). Yep, the same Asian giant that made expansive […]

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Fabel case & rape culture

  BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR.   *   IT seems Fabel Pineda, the 15-year-old girl who was shot dead after she and her 18-year-old cousin filed sexual assault com­plaints against two police officers from San Juan, Ilocos Sur, will get their justice after all. Fabel and her 18-year-old cous­in attended a party last June […]

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Estimated power bills

  BY ROBERT ROQUE JR.   *   THE House Committee on Energy hearing last week brought positive developments for power consumers, many of whom have complained against Meralco’s spike in power bills. Committee Chairperson Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco addressed their plight, urging the power distributor to provide solutions for billing and service problems […]

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